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Eye on Boise: Citizens need more openness and transparency from their government

When the Idaho Press Club won its public records lawsuit against Ada County, the judge ruled the county had repeatedly flouted the law by taking the position that all public records are exempt from disclosure if they could possibly affect an array of broad concerns including “privacy,” “deliberative process,” “attorney-client,” “personnel,” and so forth – without reference to any of the more than 100 specific exemptions in the law.

Idaho Press Club sues Ada County over public record access

The Idaho Press Club has filed a lawsuit against Ada County, saying officials repeatedly violated Idaho’s Public Record Act in response to four separate public records request from journalists. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Attorney Deborah Ferguson asks a judge to order Ada County to release the public records. Ada County spokeswoman Elizabeth Duncan says the county looks forward to the judge weighing in on the matter.

Gun shows to resume at Ada fairgrounds, after 2-year ban following accidental shootings

Officials will allow gun shows again at the Boise-area fairgrounds after a ban was imposed following two accidental shootings. Ada County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a new set of rules allowing the gun shows to return to Expo Idaho and aiming to make the events safer, the Idaho Statesman reported. The commission banned the events...

Ada County’s rift with association almost costs Boise-area taxpayers big bucks

The Ada County Commission voted quickly and unanimously on Thursday to reverse its earlier decision to withdraw from Idaho’s Capital Crimes Defense Fund and refuse to sign a joint powers agreement for criminal defense, after learning that the move, rather than saving the county’s taxpayers money, would cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars.